From August 31, a ban is introduced on the state purchase of electronic integrated circuits, smart cards, computers and laptops weighing no more than 10 kg, monoblocks for automatic data processing and lamps, follows from the statement of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Changes reflected in addenda to decree Government of the Russian Federation No. 1432, which was approved by the government on August 28, 2021. With regard to the rest of electronics, including electronic medical equipment, government customers will be required to apply the “second extra” rule, according to which only one application from a Russian company is enough to reject foreign offers.
The new restrictions include security and fire alarms, ATMs and point-of-sale terminals, communication equipment, sound equipment, monitors, navigation and measuring equipment, tomographs, X-ray machines, endoscopic systems, electrocardiographs, glucose analyzers, defibrillators, ultrasound scanners, ventilators, X-ray machines, medical refrigerators and freezers, lamps, tonometers, irons, electric kettles, boilers, microwave ovens and other electronics.
With the adoption of this document, the list of “forbidden” products increased to 132 items from the previous 125.
“This is a logical continuation of the tough import substitution policy pursued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, – reported “Kommersant” deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Vasily Shpak. – The new normative act was going hard, it met enormous resistance on the way, but in the end we managed to do it. In the future, we will continue to complicate the procurement of foreign electronics in the regulated market when there is a Russian functional analogue. “
In May, it was reported that Russian manufacturers of computer technology and electronics are asking to introduce quotas for the lease of IT equipment by government agencies. Now some government customers prefer not to buy the necessary equipment, such as computers, but to rent so-called workplaces under service contracts.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade prepared a proposal to significantly expand the “forbidden” list of imported goods at the end of last year. Then the ministry proposed to extend the ban on the state purchase of imported industrial products to all “computer, electronic and optical equipment” (with the exception of several dozen items, like “accurate scales; tools for drawing, calculations, instruments for measuring linear dimensions, etc.”, ” watches of all kinds “, etc.), as well as fiber-optic cables,” electronic and electrical wires and cables “,” electrical lighting equipment “,” household electrical appliances “,” other electrical equipment “,” office machines and equipment other than computers and peripheral equipment ”, etc. At the same time, the proposal of the Ministry of Industry and Trade stipulated a ban on the state purchase of the listed imported equipment, not only in the form of individual goods, but also as part of works or services purchased by state customers, transfers Interfax.
The authorities of the Russian Federation have been talking about import substitution for the last seven years. After the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea and the imposition of sanctions that restrict Russia’s access to Western technologies, Moscow proclaimed a course towards economic independence. However, over the past years, it has not been possible to achieve great success in the field of import substitution. And complex equipment often did not have and does not have domestic counterparts.
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